This recipe was first served to me 35 years ago while up North snowmobiling with a number of families. Now it typically gets served Christmas morning and on Memorial Day weekend while up North with friends. This is always a crowd pleaser and makes great leftovers.


Recipe Summary

20 mins
2 days
8 hrs 10 mins
2 days
12 servings


Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Grease a 9x12-inch baking pan with butter. Combine Cheddar cheese and Swiss cheese in a bowl.

  • Remove and discard bread crusts. Arrange 1/2 the bread on the bottom of the pan. Top evenly with 1/2 the ham and then 1/2 the cheese mixture. Repeat layers of bread, ham, and cheese mixture.

  • Combine eggs, milk, onion salt, and dry mustard in a bowl. Pour over layers in the baking pan, cover, and refrigerate strata 8 hours to overnight.

  • The next morning, preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Remove strata from the refrigerator and uncover.

  • Combine corn flakes and melted butter in a bowl and pour evenly over strata.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until set, 50 to 60 minutes. Remove from the oven and let strata sit for 10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

487 calories; protein 24.3g 49% DV; carbohydrates 29.4g 10% DV; fat 30.1g 46% DV; cholesterol 163.2mg 54% DV; sodium 1078.8mg 43% DV. Full Nutrition

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"Remove and discard bread crusts"?? Come on Ole - 40% of food purchased in the US is thrown away. To me that's our second greatest national embarrassment. Use for crumbs, stuffing, feed to the birds, compost. Don't just"discard." Read More